The use of medical marijuana for managing various conditions has seen a shift in recent years. Once controversial and problematic for its supposed addictive tendencies, now some states have legalized medical marijuana to treat various diseases. As of this writing, medical use of cannabis is now legal with a physician’s recommendation in 37 U.S. states.
One of the conditions known to benefit from the use of medical marijuana is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Several published studies, including the ones released by the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, have documented the increasing frequency of medical marijuana users, especially among veterans who suffer from PTSD. Researchers have learned that cannabis can help patients cope with the sequela of the traumatic experiences.
More recent research has led to the discovery of the scientific or biological reason behind the effect that cannabis has among PTSD sufferers.
In today’s blog, we take a closer look at the use of medical marijuana for PTSD:
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